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School of Engineering and Applied Science


It is my privilege to serve as dean of the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science. Primarily an undergraduate school committed to educating future generations of engineers and computer scientists, we also offer Master of Science degrees in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, and Engineering Management. These advanced degrees complement our 14 undergraduate degrees available through the Department of Engineering and the Department of Computer Science.

The DeMatteis School currently serves approximately 785 students pursuing bachelor's degrees and 60 pursuing master’s degrees. The rapid and sustained growth we have experienced over the past seven years is the result of a great demand for graduates who have the skills and knowledge required to work in the technical sector and to contribute immediately to a company's mission in the marketplace. To assist in meeting that demand, our Co-op Program, which was established at the beginning of 2015, has already enlisted approximately 200 companies as partners in hiring interested juniors or seniors for six- to eight-month full-time work experiences prior to graduation.

Our commitment to students and our partnerships with the community extend even further. Our Center for Innovation allows faculty and students to provide technical and engineering expertise to regional businesses and research centers, thereby supporting the region's research-based economy and providing students with valuable real-world experience. Another exciting opportunity awaiting motivated students is our Advanced Summer Program in Research (ASPiRe). This program offers competitive stipends for students who wish to go beyond the academic requirements of their degree programs to experience advanced scientific research within a variety of disciplines. This past year, approximately 60% of our full-time faculty spent the summer months mentoring students on work that typically leads to published papers at scientific conferences or in journals, and which serves as excellent preparation for those who want to pursue graduate studies at prestigious research institutions.

These and other ventures, such as Hofstra in Silicon Valley and DeMatteis OverSEAS, are possible through the hiring and retention of faculty who are passionate about their fields, and who are committed to mentoring students into well-rounded, creative problem solvers who are prepared to help humanity tackle and overcome the challenges of today's complex technological environment.

I am proud to be a part of this exceptional community of scholars, and I strongly encourage students looking toward a career in engineering or computer science to consider a future with us at the DeMatteis School.

Sina Y. Rabbany, Ph.D.
Dean, Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science
Jean Nerken Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Founding Director of the Bioengineering Program

Engineering Dean

Dr. Sina Rabbany
Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science

Dr. Sina Y. Rabbany was appointed the dean of the Hofstra University’s Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, effective June 7, 2016. He is the Jean Nerken Distinguished Professor of Engineering and the founding director of the Bioengineering Program. | more |